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GCAA not ready for media war with Antrak

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The Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Tuesday said it had no intention to engage Antrak Air, a domestic airliner, in a media war.

In a statement signed by the Authority’s Corporate Communications Manager, the GCAA said it had taken note of issues raised by Antrak Air in the media recently but believed that the issues should be dealt with at the appropriate forum.

“The issues raised, we believe, are of a technical nature, bordering on aviation safety and security as such, the Authority is of the view that they should be dealt with in totality and at the appropriate forum.

The Authority has no intention of engaging Antrak Air in a media war.” the statement said.

It added that the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority would continue to work in the interest of the travelling public and ensure their safety and security at all times.

Following the closure of the Kumasi Airport due to problems with the runway, Antrak called a press conference on Tuesday October 2, 2012, where it blamed the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority for the closure of the Kumasi Airport.

It also accused the Minister of Transport of indecision.

According to the statement, the Antrak Chairman, Alhaji Asuma Banda, said the GCAA had caused the closure of the airport by licensing heavy aircraft used by its competitors on the Kumasi route.

Source: GNA

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